MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Mitskevich met with Chairman of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue on 21 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 43rd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The parties expressed satisfaction at the opportunity to meet on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Vuong Dinh Hue confirmed that his country always attaches great importance to relations with traditional friends, including Belarus. He noted that the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus have been successfully developing, with the two parties coordinating efforts, consulting and supporting each other in multilateral parliamentary cooperation mechanisms such as the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
To make the interaction between the two countries deeper, more meaningful and effective, the parties agreed to promote cooperation in the economy, trade, investment, and tourism. The parties intend to consider parliamentary cooperation as an important channel of Belarusian-Vietnamese relations.
Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Mitskevich congratulated Vietnam on its election as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. For his part, Vuong Dinh Hue invited the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the House of Representatives, as well as the chairperson of the Council of the Republic to pay an official visit to Vietnam in the near future.